I'm torn on the employment issue. Whilst I agree we should all be free to believe what we will without our jobs being under threat, I also acknowledge that high profile, arguably influential, 'jobs' are not the quite the same. If DaveW, or indeed Misc. spouts forth about our religious beliefs then it is generally seen as our beliefs. However, rightly or wrongly, when a high profile individual does so it is not unusual for those beliefs to be linked to the organisation.
I'm afraid it comes with the territory. It's not exactly a huge ask to refrain from being publicly vocal about one's religious beliefs if in a high profile role.
Furthermore, the mentality of an individual not able to understand this has to be questioned. Not to mention the insult in the complete and utter nonsense in his message.
How can such an unprovoked attack on innocent individuals be acceptable, yet it is seen as offensive to suggest the religious are irrational?